7-22-14 Jesus Christ the Great Governor of the Universe Part 1

7-22-14 Jesus Christ the Great Governor of the Universe
Part 1 Do you Know This Jesus?
Everything has always been all about Jesus, is about Jesus now and always will be about Jesus. America is suffering greatly now because the sovereignty of Jesus is not understood and America will suffer until the sovereignty of Christ is understood and/or Christ’s church leads America back to Christ. Just about everyone in America desires prosperity and peace but most Americans do not understand they cannot have these blessings without adhering to the Biblical principles of the universes creator and governor, Jesus Christ.
What follows are some of the way Jesus Christ governs the world that may be unknown to today’s New Testament Christians.
Most Christians know the story about how the Israelites were led out of Egypt with the Lord’s help but do they understand Jesus, the Angel of God, was there directing the escape? Exodus 14:19-20 NASB The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them. 20 So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night. On the Egyptian side of the cloud there was total darkness and on the Israel’s side, there was light and it was from Jesus! Can you imagine the comfort this light was to the Israelites? They knew the Egyptian army was right there on the other side of the cloud but the light let them see they were safe as they waited for the Lord’s wind to separate the waters for them to cross the Red Sea.
The story of Jesus governance goes on in verses 24 and 25: 24 At the morning watch, the LORD looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and brought the army of the Egyptians into confusion. 25 He caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive with difficulty; so the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.
Just as Jesus was there when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea, he was there as the Israelites went into the promise land. Joshua 5:13-15 13 Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” 14 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15 The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. We know this was Jesus because Joshua was told to remove his sandals because the ground was Holy. Mere angels would not let anyone worship them. That Joshua knew Jesus was evident when told I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord. And so we learn of the many roles of Jesus Christ, the Great Governor.
Still not convinced Jesus was all these things? What follows is a really powerful testimony of Christ’s leadership and governorship of Israel with both blessings and punishment. Judges 2:1-5: Now the angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim. And he said, “I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land which I have sworn to your fathers; and I said, ‘I will never break My covenant with you, 2 and as for you, you shall make no covenant with the inhabitants of this land; you shall tear down their altars.’ But you have not obeyed Me; what is this you have done? 3 Therefore I also said, ‘I will not drive them out before you; but they will become as thorns in your sides and their gods will be a snare to you.’” 4 When the angel of the LORD spoke these words to all the sons of Israel, the people lifted up their voices and wept. 5 So they named that place Bochim; and there they sacrificed to the LORD. As you read trough Judges you will find case after case of how Jesus punished Israel for not following His directions.
In the preceding we learn how Jesus personally appeared to all Israel after he came up to Bochin, doesn’t that make you wonder when you read statements like this a little later in Judges 11:11 Then Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him head and chief over them; and Jephthah spoke all his words before the LORD at Mizpah whether he spoke them in person to the Lord?
Here is an example of Jesus as the Lord of Israel punishing Israel and manipulating people like Sampson so He can in turn punish the Philistines for how they treated the Israelites! Judges 13:1 Now the sons of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD, so that the LORD gave them into the hands of the Philistines forty years. Now look at these first four verses of Judges 14:1-4 Then Samson went down to Timnah and saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines. 2 So he came back and told his father and mother, “I saw a woman in Timnah, one of the daughters of the Philistines; now therefore, get her for me as a wife.” 3 Then his father and his mother said to him, “Is there no woman among the daughters of your relatives, or among all our people, that you go to take a wife from the uncircumcised Philistines?” But Samson said to his father, “Get her for me, for she looks good to me.” 4 However, his father and mother did not know that it was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel. Not only did the Lord use Sampson in His governance, the Lord gave Sampson his strength!
I am amazed when I see how cognizant of the Lord’s governance the founders where and how easily Satan’s people took this knowledge from America as the church remained pretty much silent. Many of the founders cautioned America about not adhering to the Lord’s ways. Here is a selection from George Washington’s Inaugural Address of 1789 and please note how it is all about Jesus Christ, the Great Governor of the Universe: —it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence — it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large, less than either. No People can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the Affairs of men more than the People of the United States. Every step, by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation, seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency. And in the important revolution just accomplished in the system of their United Government, the tranquil deliberations and voluntary consent of so many distinct communities, from which the event has resulted, cannot be compared with the means by which most Governments have been established, without some return of pious gratitude along with an humble anticipation of the future blessings which the past seem to presage. These reflections, arising out of the present crisis, have forced themselves too strongly on my mind to be suppressed. You will join with me I trust in thinking, that there are none under the influence of which, the proceedings of a new and free Government can more auspiciously commence.
Wow – If only America still felt that way about Christ’s governance! On the other hand, how can America survive not knowing there is a Great Governor who has laid down standards that must be adhered to if a nation is to prosper and have security and maintain their peace and freedom. America became one of Christ’s top Nations by acknowledging and following the Great Governors ways and then America rebelled and fell.
My e book is America, Christ’s Top Nation Has Fallen is available at Amazon and where e books are sold.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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